President Trump named ‘pro-life person of the year’ for 2017

President Trump named ‘pro-life person of the year’ for 2017

The Malachi Award is given by Operation Rescue every year to recognize individuals who sacrificially work to advance the cause of protecting the pre-born.

“Operation Rescue is grateful to Pres. Trump for having the courage to keep promises made during the campaign that provide greater protections for the pre-born and deny Federal funds from those who commit abortions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “He has proven to be the most pro-life president we have had in modern history and has backed up his pro-life rhetoric with action like no other before him.”

According to Operation Rescue, after one year Trump has already accomplished more for the pro-life agenda than any other president.

They offer the following examples of Trump’s pro-life actions:

  • Trump appointed conservative, pro-life Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S, Supreme Court.
  • He has effectively denied public money to those who commit and promote abortions around the world.
  • The Trump Administration Department of Justice has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood’s illegal baby parts trafficking scheme.
  • He has actively supported pro-life legislation, such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which is currently held up in the U.S. Senate.
  • He supports legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in the U.S., and removed an Obama-era mandate that forced states to continue funding Planned Parenthood.
  • He has worked to fill his administration with pro-life people and put them in places where they can do the most good.
  • Trump’s administration has taken active steps within the Health and Human Services and other agencies to establish pro-life policies that protect the pre-born.
  • He has provided protections for those of religious and moral convictions from paying for abortifacient drugs through Obamacare, and continues to work to repeal and replace it.

“We are proud of President Trump and his bold willingness to advance the cause of life. There are more battles ahead, but under the Trump administration, we can now finally see progress within our government toward restoring the sanctity of life and the protections of personhood to the pre-born,” said Newman. “This makes Pres. Trump a deserving recipient of the 2017 Pro-Life Person of the Year Malachi Award.”

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2 comments on “President Trump named ‘pro-life person of the year’ for 2017

  1. Nonetheless GOP President and GOP Congress Still Funding Planned Parenthood

    By Terence P. Jeffrey | January 3, 2018

    Two months before his upset victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made an unambiguous commitment that helped rally pro-life Americans to his cause.

    He promised to defund Planned Parenthood.

    Now, almost a year into his presidency — during which time the Republican Party has controlled both houses of Congress — he has not delivered on that promise.

    “I am committed to: … Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women,” Trump wrote in a September 2016 letter to pro-life leaders.

    Planned Parenthood has now released its 2016-2017 annual report. It says its affiliates performed 321,384 abortions in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2016.

    It also says Planned Parenthood received $543.7 million in government money in the year that ended on June 30, 2017 — which included the first five months of the Trump administration.

    Planned Parenthood takes money from federal taxpayers primarily through Medicaid and the Title X Family Planning Program. In 2012, according to a Government Accountability Office analysis cited by the Congressional Research Service in a May 2017 report, Planned Parenthood affiliates received “$400.56 million in Medicaid reimbursements (including both federal and state dollars)” and “$64.35 million in Title X funding.”

    Three days after he took the oath of office, Trump took an action that caused the International Planned Parenthood Federation to deny itself aid from the U.S. government: He re-instated President Reagan’s Mexico City Policy.

    That policy, as summarized by CRS, “required foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) receiving U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) family planning assistance to certify that they would not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning, even if such activities were undertaken with non-U.S. funds.”

    The day Trump reinstated the policy, International Planned Parenthood announced it would not comply.

    “It means IPPF will lose $100 million USD,” the organization said in a press release.

    But the Mexico City Policy does not stop federal Medicaid and Title X money from going to domestic Planned Parenthood affiliates — the affiliates that aborted 321,384 babies in the United States in fiscal 2016.

    In May, when Trump sent his budget proposal to Congress, it called for completely defunding Planned Parenthood. The White House put out a fact sheet reminding Americans this was a “campaign promise” the president had made.

    “The budget also follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood,” said the fact sheet. “This prohibition applies to all funds in the bill, including Medicaid.”

    The Obamacare repeal bill that passed the House, but not the Senate, included language that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, would have denied Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood for “a one-year period following enactment.”

  2. Also [The Trump Administration Welcomes New UNICEF Chief Who Raises Questions If She Will Embrace the Administration’s Pro-life Stance]

    By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. | January 4, 2018

    NEW YORK, January 5 (C-Fam) The Trump administration “welcomed” UNICEF’s new executive director, appointed on Monday, raising hopes, and questions, about whether the new chief will embrace the administration’s pro-life stance.

    American businesswoman Henrietta Holsman Fore became UNICEF’s 7th executive director, replacing Tony Lake, the Obama-nominated chief and former national security advisor during the Clinton administration. The post has been occupied by an American since its inception in 1947 and is formally appointed by the UN Secretary General after consultation with UNICEF’s executive board which includes the United States. UNICEF has promoted controversial policies on life and family matters since adopting a rights-based approach based upon the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the CEDAW treaty on women’s rights. In recent years UNICEF has endorsed more contentious interpretations of the two treaties put forth by their monitoring committees.

    UNICEF intervened with Nicaragua’s national assembly to keep abortion legal in that country, and to liberalize abortion in the Dominican Republic, it has advocated for the right of children to have confidential sexual health services without parental knowledge, advocated that children have genders outside the male-female binary, and has partnered with the world’s largest abortion providers and advocates to hold conferences which promote abortion of children in the womb.

    Changing the guard at UNICEF during Republican administrations has raised and dashed pro-life hopes in the past, as when the Bush administration sent Ann Veneman to replace Carol Bellamy. Bellamy was known for insinuating a radical feminist approach at the children’s agency, which experts say pried the agency away from its focus on child survival and set it on its current course.

    Fore’s appointment has raised eyebrows because she gave $3,500 to recruit and train pro-choice Republican women candidates in the United States.

    The news source Rawstory reported that Federal Election Commission records showed that Fore donated to The WISH List from 1998-2000. The group’s website describes itself as an organization working to “raise money to identify, train, support and elect more Republican women leaders to public office at all levels of government,” and billed itself as “America’s largest fundraising network for pro-choice Republican women candidates!”

    When Fore donated to the group, WISH List also described itself as opposed to the “Global Gag Rule,” the term opponents use for the Mexico City Policy, first enacted in 1984, that prohibits taxpayer funding of foreign groups that perform or promote abortion overseas. When Fore was USAID Administrator during the administration of George W. Bush, she was responsible for enforcing the Mexico City Policy.

    Until this week, Fore served as Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Holsman International, a manufacturing and investment company. From 2007 to 2009, she served as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and as Director of United States Foreign Assistance in the U.S. State Department. From 2005 to 2007, she served as Under Secretary of State for Management, and was the 37th Director of the United States Mint from 2001 to 2005. She served on the Boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Before taking the UNICEF position she resigned from corporate boards, including those of General Mills and the Exxon Mobil Corporation, where Rex Tillerson served as CEO prior to his role as Secretary of State.

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